Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is another of the fill-in sort of stories we've been seeing in the Star Wars universe the last few years. This one gives us some backstory on Han Solo- where he came from, how he got to where he was when Luke and Obi-Wan found him, his friendship … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi My rating:4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Interdependcy series by Scalzi, and it picks up pretty much right where The Collapsing Empire left off. To give a short recap of the story so far: The Inderdependency is a group of planets inhabited by humans … Continue reading Friday Review: The Consuming Fire (Interdependency #2) by John Scalzi

Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 3 of 5 stars I have never been very good with math. I can do basic stuff- make change, simple percentages, the kind of thing you actually use in life. But complicated, theoretical stuff? Way over my head. At the same time, I … Continue reading Friday Review: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Narrated by Kate Reading Bellwether by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sandra Foster is a research scientist working for the Hi-Tek corporation studying fads, specifically the bobbed hair fad among women in the 1920s. Hi-Tek is hoping she will discover how fads begin in order to use that to their marketing advantage. … Continue reading Friday Review: Bellwether by Connie Willis (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is Brazilian author Paulo Coehlo's first novel, and the precursor in many ways to his more famous work, The Alchemist. In The Pilgrimage, Coehlo narrates the journey he undertakes to travel the road to Santiago de Compostela. He must make the pilgrimage as … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coehlo

Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

In the Snows of Haz by Maxine Janerka My rating: 3 of 5 stars This murder mystery takes place in the small, outlying town of Haz Gate, a mountain village in an undetermined country. Like most small towns, it has its secrets and its own dynamic. A stranger comes to town from the capital, and … Continue reading Friday Review: In the Snows of Haz (The Heart of the World #1) by Maxine Janerka

Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

The Towers of the Sunset by L.E. Modesitt Jr. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Creslin's mother, the matriarch of the powerful military country known as the Roof of the World, has arranged his coming marriage to Mageara, sister to the ruler of a neighboring country. Mageara's sister has forced Mageara to accept a blood … Continue reading Friday Review: The Towers of the Sunset by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)

Narrated by Grover Gardner Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Few could argue that Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill stood, and still stand, as the guiding forces behind the Allied victories in World War II. Together, they wrote a major part … Continue reading Friday Review: Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham (Audiobook)

Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton My rating: 2 of 5 stars In this rather odd book, Gabriel Syme is recruited into a secret branch of Scotland Yard whose mission is to track down and eliminate the threat posed by a group of anarchists who, as anarchists will, want to destroy … Continue reading Friday Review: The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G. K. Chesterton

Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)

Origin by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Narrated by Paul Michael In this latest installment of the Robert Langdon series, professor and symbologist Robert Langdon is in Barcelona for a live mega-event being put on by his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch. Kirsch is a billionaire and futurist, and claims to … Continue reading Friday Review: Origin by Dan Brown (Audiobook)